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20 Slides, 20 Seconds: The Art of Pecha Kucha

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

April 06, 2015 09:41 AM

This article was submitted by Ali Ernest, Business Solutions Analyst at Park National Bank. It amazes me sometimes the way that some of my coworkers go about creating a PowerPoint presentation, especially when the plan is to turn it into a Brainshark presentation with audio. It is not uncommon for someone to cram as many words as possible onto a slide, and then record the slide word for word. To be honest, if I’m required to sit through a word heavy Brainshark presentation, I simp...

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2014 Brainshark Presentation Stats: A Year in Review

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

March 09, 2015 10:05 AM

Over the course of the year, the Customer Community team monitors the ways authors utilize Brainshark. The data provides benchmarking reference points to consider when planning a presentation. We just finished the 2014 analysis, and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these, among other agenda items, at upcoming User Group Meetings, Power Hours and Workshops.     1. Most Popular Features Use of video continues to climb and is now the second most popular fea...

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2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

March 02, 2015 09:44 AM

The Brainshark Customer Community team interacts with thousands of customers who participate in public and private online and geographic User Group meetings. Last year, participants asked for one document that pulls together the best practices, feature utilization, data analysis, and tips we’ve learned along the way. Together, with the Learning and Development team, we are excited to release the 2015 Guide to Building Better Brainshark Presentations. This guide is geared towar...

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Brainshark Fall 2014 User Group and Workshop Recap: Part 2 – Slides

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

December 01, 2014 09:45 AM

This is the second in a 3-part deep dive for Brainshark authors into best practices covered during our fall User Groups and Build a Better BrainsharkWorkshops. Part 1 covered the use of audio in Brainshark presentations. Today’s post will focus on slides. We also suggest you look at 10 Keys to Creating Engaging Brainshark Presentations, which focuses on planning your presentation. Slides About 78% of all Brainshark presentations include PowerPoint slides. In addition to PowerPoin...

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What Comes First, the Script or the PowerPoint?

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

November 12, 2014 09:48 AM

“You’re going the wrong way!” “How would he know where we’re going?” The scene is from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  A couple is yelling out the car window to Del Griffith and Neal Page (John Candy and Steve Martin), trying to warn them that they are traveling the wrong way down the highway. Del has absolutely no idea he’s about to come face-to-face with two Mack trucks, and insinuates that the couple must be drunk for thinking they know ...

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